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Tennis Tournaments held in 2014

Published on Wednesday, November 05, 2014
When we say ‘tennis’, we actually mean ‘Lawn Tennis’ or the one that Roger Federer plays! It originated in the late 19th C in England.

It has since seen a total transformation, and presently it is a very competitive and widely acknowledged sport in the world.

There are many tournaments held in various parts of the world all throughout the year; but they are known by different names and have different significance,
which is why you, me and I’m sure many other fellow students of bank exams find it slight irritating.

Let me make it a tad bit easier for you!

And what better way than to go all tables and rows and columns!

Sr
Name

Description

Type of court

Winners of 2014

A.

The Grand Slams




(also known as the ‘Majors’)

There are 4 grand slams, played in four different countries. These 4 are the most important, famous and prestigious of all tennis
tournaments.



(1)

Australian Open – The Grand Slam of Asia/Pacific
  • is the first grand slam of the year played in the last two weeks of January (13-26 January , 2014.)
  • Venue: Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia.
  • Arenas: Rod Laver and Hisense Arena.
Hard court
  • Men’s Singles: Stanislas Wawrinka (Swz)
  • Women’s Singles Li Na (China); she’s announced her retirement on 19th Sept, 2014.
  • Men’s Doubles: Lukas Kubot & Robert Lindstedt
  • Women’s Doubles: Sara Errani & Roberta Vinci
  • Mixed Doubles: Kristina Mladenovic & Daniel Nestor … and they defeated our own Sania Mirza & Horia Tecauv of Romania!

(2)

French Open –




also famously known as the ‘Roland Garros’
  • Named after the French Aviator Roland Garros, is the second Grand Slam of the year, played in late May and early June (25 may – 8 june
  • 2014)
  • Venue: Roland-Garros Stadium, Paris. France.
  • It is the most physically demanding Open because of the Clay court.
  • Trivia: Raphael Nadal (Spain) has won French Open a record 9 times and is considered as the ‘King of Clay’!

Clay court




or, the red court as the clay is of red colour!
  • Men’s Singles: Raphael Nadal (Spain)
  • Women’s Singles: Maria Sharapova (Russia)
  • Men’s Doubles: Julien Benneteau & Edouard Roger, both Frenchmen.
  • Women’s Doubles: Hsieh Su-wei & Peng Shuai
  • Mixed Doubles: Anna Lena Gronefeld & Jean Julien Roger.

(3)

Wimbledon –

Also known as the ‘Championships’.
  • Is the oldest tennis tournament in the world – and the most prestigious.
  • Played in London, it is the most awaited and sought after tournament by the players and spectators alike.
  • It is the third Grand Slam of the year and played in June-July. (24 June – 7 July, 2014)
  • Venue: The All England Lawn Tennis and Coquet Club, London. U.K.
  • Trivia: Roger Federer ties with Pete Sampras(USA) and William Renshaw (U.K.) with the maximum number of wins at 7 titles.
Grass Court.

(Grass courts were the original court type for tennis and hence the name ‘lawn tennis’.)
  • Men’s Singles: Novak Djokovic (Serbia)
  • Women’s Singles: Petra Kvitova (Czech Republic)
  • Men’s Doubles: Vasek Pospisil & Jack Sock
  • Women’s Doubles: Sara Errani & Roberta Vinci – their second Grand Slam of the year and both are Italian ladies!
  • Mixed Doubles: Nenad Zimonjic & Samantha Stosur.

(4)

U.S. Open




  • Is the fourth and final Grand Slam of the year, played in August – September. (25 Aug – 8 Sept, 2014)
  • Venue: USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Centre, New York City, New York. USA.





Hard Court
  • Men’s Singles: Marin Cilic (Croatia)
  • Women’s Singles: Serena Williams (USA)
  • Men’s Doubles: American brothers Bob and Mike Bryan.
  • Women’s Doubles: Ekaterina Makarova Sara Errani & Elena Vesnina, both are Russian.
  • Mixed DoublesSania Mirza & Bruno Soares (Brazil)!
  • This is Sania’s first US Open title in mixed doubles and third Grand Slam title in the mixed doubles; she has won Aussie Open in 2009, French Open in 2012 – all in mixed doubles category.

B.

ATP – Association of Tennis Professionals

‘ATP World Tour Masters 1000’ is a series of 9 tennis tournaments – only for MEN!




It concludes every year in November with the ‘ATP World Tours Final’, in London.




These titles are commonly known as ‘Masters’.




Trivia: Raphael Nadal (Spain) has the highest number of Singles Masters at 27.




The Bryan brothers Bob and Mike have 32 Masters in doubles.




And Novak Djokovic (Serbia) has won 8 out of the maximum 9 Masters.







C.

WTA – Women’s Tennis Association

Is the Women’s counterpart of the ATP and holds the WTA Tour, which has various tennis events named as ‘Premier Mandatory’ (which are four
tournaments), ‘Premier 5’ (five tournaments) and other premier events for women professional tennis players.




Some of the tennis tournaments are both included in the ATP and the WTA.




Trivia: Serena Williams (USA) has won the maximum number of WTA titles at 20.




And as a country Russia has won the maximum at 26 titles.




Now for the ATPs and WTAs…I’ve tried to make it as simple as possible!




The winners are of 2014.

Name


ATP (Men)


WTA (Women)

(1) Indian Wells Masters: also known as the BNP Paribas Open



Singles: Novak Djokovic (Serbia)




Doubles: Bob and Mike Bryan (USA)

Singles: Flavia Pennetta (Italy)




Doubles: Hsieh Su-wei & Peng Shuai (Chinese Taipei and China respectively)

(2) Miami Masters:





Singles: Novak Djokovic (Serbia)





Doubles: Bob and Mike Bryan (USA)

Singles: Serena Williams (USA)



Doubles: Martina Hingis (Swz) & Sabine Lisicki(Germany)

(3) Madrid Open

Singles: Raphael Nadal (Spain)





Doubles: Daniel Nester & Nenad Zimonjic

Singles: Maria Sharapova (Russia)




Doubles: Sara Errani & Roberta Vinci (both Italy)


(4) Rome


Masters


or,


The Italian Open


Singles: Novak Djokovic (Serbia)





Doubles: Daniel Nester & Nenad Zimonjic

Singles: Serena Williams (USA)

Doubles: Kveta Peschke & Katarina Srebotnik


(5) Canada


Masters


or,


Canada Open


Singles: Jo Wilfried Tsonga (France)





Doubles: Alexander Peya & Bruno Soares

Singles: Agnieszka Radwanska (Poland)

Doubles: Sara Errani & Roberta Vinci


(6) Cincinnati


Masters


or,


Western and Southern Open


Singles: Roger Federer (Swz)





Doubles: Doubles: Bob and Mike Bryan (USA)

Singles: Serena Williams (USA)

Doubles: Raquel Kops Jones & Abigail Spears (USA)


(7) Monte Carlo Master

Singles: Stanislas Wawrinka (Swz)





Doubles: Doubles: Bob and Mike Bryan (USA)







Not for women


(8) Shanghai Masters

Singles: Roger Federer (Swz)





Doubles: Doubles: Bob and Mike Bryan (USA)








Not for women






(9) Paris Masters

Singles: Novak Djokovic (Serbia)





Doubles: Doubles: Doubles: Bob and Mike Bryan (USA)








Not for women





With this the 9 ATP World Tour Masters 1000 comes to an end…the rest are other tournaments…in ATP/WTA.


(10) WTA Finals


Not for men


Singles: Serena Williams (USA)

Doubles: Cara Black & Sania Mirza (USA)



(11) China Open



Singles: Novak Djokovic (Serbia)




Doubles: Jean Julien Roger & Horia Tekau

Singles: Maria Sharapova (Russia)




Doubles: Andrea Hlavackova & Peng Shuai


(12) Kremlin Cup



Singles: Marin Cilic (Croatia)




Doubles: Frantisek Cermak & Jiri Vesely

Singles: Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (Russia)




Doubles: Martina Hingis & Flavia Pennetta


(13) Barcelona Open



Singles: Kei Nishikori (Japan)




Doubles: Jesse Huta Galung & Stephane Robert




Not for women


(14) Birmingham


Open


or,


Aegon Classic







Not for men




Singles: Ana Ivanovic (Serbia)




Doubles: Raquel Kops Jones & Abigail Spears (USA)


(15) Dubai Duty Free Championships



Singles: Roger Federer (Swz)




Doubles: Rohan Bopanna (India)& Aisam ul-Haq Quereshi (Pak)




A unique Indo-Pak winning tie!

Singles: Venus Williams (USA)




Doubles: Alla Kudryavsteva & Anastasia Radionova





Readers please note, there are many more Tennis Tournaments, other than the ones listed above. The ones I have listed are the popular
ones and one should commonly have the knowledge of these

.





But speaking from SBI Associates and IBPS Clerical Point of view – knowing all and remembering all is a tough ask; so, try to remember
these and specially know all tournaments held immediately before your exam date/month!




You’ll find those in the monthly digest that I provide every month.












As of now this is it…I’ll have another one up shortly in the second/third week of November, before the SBI Associates PO, with the latest and most current updates and current World Rankings.


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